Scripture Verse

As it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher.@Matthew 28:1

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
(1851–1920)

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, 1909.

Music: Will­iam A. Post (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Coming to the garden
At the breaking of the day,
Loving friends of Jesus
Found the stone was rolled away,
Knowing not the meaning
Of the Savior’s empty tomb,
Seeing not the lesson
In the lily’s bloom.

Refrain

Bloom, lilies, bloom,
By the risen Savior’s tomb,
He is risen, hallelujah!
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
Light immortal, hallelujah,
Scatters all the gloom.

Coming to the garden,
Weeping Mary sought her Lord,
And His tender greeting
Was her wonderful reward;
So we come to meet Him
In our Father’s house of prayer,
Glowing now with beauty,
Like a garden fair.

Refrain

Coming to the garden,
When this earthly life shall end,
When to bowers of glory
All His ransomed shall ascend,
We shall sing together
In the glad, unfading light,
Praise to our Redeemer,
Honor, power and might.

Refrain